1. The Great Depression (graded)
What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since?
Welcome to Week 6! Many economists believe that the depression was part of a regular economic cycle and that prosperity would have returned without government intervention. Based on your readings was this a reasonable position? Why or why not?
2. World War II (graded)
What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your answer.
|The war had been underway in Europe for over two years when the US joined on the side of the Allies. The First World War was to have been “the war to end all wars.” What went wrong? Why did Europe go to war again?|